If you are planning to invest $1,000 into a pair of monitor speakers, the B&W 705 you see here is one of the best sounding pair of speakers you can get in this price range. For well under $1,000, you are getting a pair of speakers that uses a woven kevlar woofer, aluminum dome tweeter, easy 89dB sensitivity and 8 ohm impedance (less taxing on your amp) and a pedigree name that is synonymous with well built, great sounding speakers. The 705 was highly raved about in Stereophile Magazine. When paired to Primare’s I30 integrated and a Sim Audio Equinox CD player (both for sale in separate listings), the synergy between all three was as good as any system that may cost even twice as much. The 705 relishes a good source unit and good amplification. Once you have that, the 705 shines with its clean, smooth and transparent sound. Bass was impressive in the right size room and was quick and tight. Details were crystal clear and pinpoint. When paired with the matching FS-700 stands, which allows the speakers to be screwed on to the top plate of the stands and effectively isolating it and the stands into a complete unifying “radiator”, the presentation became more focused and the soundstage more defined. You could mount the speakers on other stands but we highly recommend the FS-700 (also for sale in a separate listing).
Cosmetically, the speakers look good. Minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. We have the original box and manual.